The Siena Rosary
From its foundation, the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) has acknowledged the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We have continuously experienced her care and protection through the recitation of the Rosary. This Gospel prayer with its meditation on the mysteries of the Life, Death and Resurrection helps us to adhere more closely to Jesus as we labour to carry out our mission for the salvation of the world. Mary the mother of Jesus “is our own special mother, bringing us forth, advancing and defending the Order, whose purpose it is to praise bless and to preach her Son.”
The Rosary has always been one of our cherished Dominican traditions – our community prays five decades daily in common. Recently, at the suggestion of some local friends and with their support, we prepared a recording of the Rosary with suitable reflections for all twenty mysteries – which we are now happy to share with a wider audience.
Our hope is that through praying the Rosary, Mary may lead you to know and love Jesus, her Son ever more deeply. Whatever be your pain or worries, your joys and hopes, may you find strength and consolation to entrust yourselves through Mary’s Immaculate Heart, to God our Father and Creator who loves us so much - and so be enabled to radiate His love, joy and peace to all with whom you come in contact and to our broken and troubled world.
We invite you to pray with us and know that we hold you in our prayer.
All 20 Mysteries are available for download as MP3 files, or if you prefer, please click here to order the Audio CD (€8 each; plus postage).
Mary mother of the Word Incarnate explain and reveal Him to us.
The Joyful Mysteries
The Mysteries of Light
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Glorious Mysteries